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Reptiles in Toy Shipment

Labeled as a shipment of toys, this international mail package instead housed protected turtles into the United States. The sender, a businessman from Asia, was found to have smuggled protected Burmese star tortoises, Chinese water dragons and saltwater crocodile. He pleaded guilty to felony charges of conspiracy, smuggling and false labeling of imported wildlife and was sentenced to a 39-month prison term.

Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service